Discussion: Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

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Hooray! :slight_smile:

Why don’t these Conservative Crazies just give it up? Every State that passes or has passed this cockamamie “One man, one woman” law has to spend public time and public money defending it. All the State laws built on the DOMA model are unconstitutional. Period. The States know it, too.The only thing fueling this ridiculous waste of time and resources are a small group of small minded people who can’t win at trying to enforce their own equivalent of Christianized sharia law on everyone else.

the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013

The Supreme Court only struck down Section 3 of DOMA, which prohibited the federal government from providing any benefits to legally married same-sex couples. Section 2 of DOMA, which permits states to not apply the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the Constitution to same-sex marriages performed in other states, is still in effect. However, as we have seen in Kentucky, any state that avails itself of this congressionally granted exemption is then in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment so while Congress has the power to grant this exemption it can’t withstand judicial scrutiny if a state uses it…

Glad this was strike down in my state. Also sad that enough people voted for this unconstitutional law to put it on the books in the first place.

I believe the reasoning goes something like, “Because JEEBUS!” And if that doesn’t work, they’ve always got, “Because ICK!”

They can cloak it in religion, but it always comes down to ick.